By Peter Rossi
LAW WEEK COLORADO
Editor’s Note: Statewide trial reporter Peter Rossi rounds up today’s court news.
A Denver jury Monday decided Leo Cisneros was not guilty of reckless child abuse resulting in the death of his 10-year-old daughter, Auralia. He was still convicted of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Closing Arguments Underway In Thompson Trial
Prosecutor Bob Chappell, in closing arguments Tuesday, said Thompson and his former girlfriend, Shelley Lowe, consistently beat the children in the home. Chappell told the jury to do justice and convict Thompson of child abuse resulting in the death of his daughter, Aarone.
Local Band The Fray Sues Manager
The Colorado band The Fray filed a lawsuit against their manager over the copyrights of their songs. The lawsuit alleges their manager, Gregg Latterman, obtained partial ownership of the bands songs when they signed a publishing agreement in July 2005. But the band alleges they only agreed on a finders fee with Latterman.
Investors Sue Boulder Company
About 80 former investors are part of a lawsuit recently filed in Boulder District Court, which seeks $150 million in damages. One of the companies named for bilking investors is Boulder based Agile Group, LLC. Larry Zavadil, an attorney with Jacobs Chase Kleinkopf & Kelley, represents some of the clients.
Ritter Appoints New Larimer County Judge
Robert A. Rand of Windsor was named a new Larimer County Court judge by Gov. Bill Ritter. HE replaces County Judge C. Edward Stirman, who is retiring Nov. 8.
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